We enjoyed our house guests from England so much. While the "guys" were away golfing most every day, Irene and I stayed home and quilted ... and quilted ...and quilted. They will become grandparents for the first time in a few months so her goal was to make a baby quilt and a quilt for their own bed while they were here. She loved my Granny's Flower Garden Quilt and decided on that pattern for their bed.
This was a quilt pattern from an old Quiltmaker magazine. We did this one with a Minky backing and it feels so heavenly.
Then we managed to get a few more done as well. A simple, but fun baby shower gift...
.....as well as a double Irish Chain. This one still needs the last two rows attached before she can quilt it, but the other three are done up until the binding. She even had to buy a new rolling suitcase to get these and
We even took some time out for retail therapy. Trainers (tennis shoes) and some NYD jeans were on that shopping list.
During that time we celebrated our newest granddaughter's Christening with our oldest granddaughter and grandson as the godparents.
We headed down to San Diego with our house guests for a business meeting and enjoyed some beautiful and relaxing weather while we were there.
Now....it is back to real life and back to some goals for October. I have chosen to finish the Christmas stocking that I started last year. I am not sure I will be able to finish it, but it HAS to be done for Christmas. I put it aside last December when I knew there was no chance of finishing it by Christmas. Wish me luck!!!